Better on the BIG screen – open for booking to all now. THURSDAY 16 April – recipient of numerous awards and nominations, MR TURNER, including Best Actor (Cannes 2014) and British Actor of the Year (London Critics Circle 2015)
“The Sun is God!”, the last words of the great British artist JMW Turner. Mike Leigh brings his unique directorial style, and the airy cinematography of Dick Pope who recreates the “rain, steam, speed” of Turner’s paintings, to a superb evocation of the time and Turner’s life. Moreover, Spall is every bit the artist himself, always compelling, as described in a great review from Mark Kermode,
“…there are plenty of bursts of raucous laughter, most of them generated by Spall, whose ear for a well-timed line is as keen as his character’s eye for colourful detail. He may have spent two years learning to paint in preparation for this career-defining role, but what shines through is a lifetime spent mastering the full spectrum of the performer’s palette, all of which is employed in this awards-worthy portrait of a man wrestling light with his hands as if it were a physical element: tangible, malleable, corporeal.” (2 November 2014, The Observer)
Above: Timothy Spall as JMW Turner with Paul Jesson, who plays the artist’s beloved father, William, who helped him throughout his career, often by mixing his paints.
Thursday 16/4/15 – Licensed Bar open from 6.40pm, film programme from 7.30pm. Book here now: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/filmbox
No booking fee to pay and FREE parking – cinema tickets £8/£5 (concessions).
In our Screen 1 (photo below) at Langley Park Centre for the Performing Arts (opened 2012), off South Eden Park Road, Beckenham BR3 3BP – full venue details http://www.LangleyFilmbox.com – email if queries: LangleyFilmbox@gmail.com